Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by les1234
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 248
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Re: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets

I have shot the .308 110 grain plated bullets in a .30 Carbine with decent results, no tumbling noted with a standard jacketed bullet load of H-110. Accuracy was about as expected from the Carbine, and no evidence of stripping the rifling or tumbling, even though this load most likely exceeded the r...
by les1234
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Berthier Lebel band same
Replies: 5
Views: 580
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Re: Berthier Lebel band same

They're not even close, because of the tube magazine, the forend on the Lebel is much bigger than on the Berthier. There were some reproduction bands made for the Berthier, but as far as I know, none for the Lebel.
by les1234
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Beginning a Second Build.
Replies: 10
Views: 1394
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Re: Beginning a Second Build.

MustangHowie wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:09 am
Flat top with removable handle. Fixed front sight on a 20" barrel with handgaurds . Or you could go 20" 223 Wylde free float with a nice scope.


Or.....BOTH!
by les1234
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Beginning a Second Build.
Replies: 10
Views: 1394
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Re: Beginning a Second Build.

Palmetto has the 20" barrelled flat top A-3 style uppers, probably the only thing you'll find for 18" is a free float forend, not the military style with the removable handguards and front sight. Since you're going with the Fixed A-2 buttstock, why not plan on doing both? One an "A-3 clone" and anot...
by les1234
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 22
Views: 1319
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Re: Lebel prices

To the OP, if you are looking for a WW1 example, the R-35 won't fit. Do you already have any Berthier? Any of them would qualify as WW1 French. I believe that a few years ago, the Lebels were designated as officially "Antique" in France, reducing the restrictions on owning them, and some of the pric...
by les1234
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Clearance sale on ammo boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 364
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Re: Clearance sale on ammo boxes

Thanks for the heads up-I just ordered 30 boxes-may as well order a bunch, since shipping is a flat 9.99.
by les1234
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 20
Views: 7456
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Mark, you can go over to the Castboolits website and find the whole article by CE Harris about "the load", I think it's in the Military calibers reloading section. And, it's handy that you can make your own sizers. I've not had any success yet with any of my Enfields (SMLE, P-14 and No-4), but all I...
by les1234
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: 1886 Steyr, "The Kropatschek"
Replies: 12
Views: 3702
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Re: 1886 Steyr, "The Kropatschek"

I had my Kropatchek (also with a broken lifter spring) for a couple of years before I ran across one on E-bay, one that I didn't have to buy the whole barrel assembly to get. Cost $50 to get it repeating.
by les1234
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9138
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

So the #12-24 might work. But it may depend on if the OP's rifle still has the 5mm threads, or if it has the 5.5 But there's really not much tension on that screw, other than just to keep it in place. The main thing seems to be the diameter, for a tight fit, and the taper to help get it started in t...
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9138
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Ken, I have a Gras too, and while I have shot it a little, getting brass that fits is a real pain.
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9138
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Mark, to take out that bolt-first take out the tang screw behind the trigger guard, then unscrew the bolt in question. Of course, it'll stop coming out when it comes to the end of the threads. I just then carefully pried it out some with a screwdriver, then hold on to it and twist it back and forth ...
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9138
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

PS, My Lebel likes to shoot the .329 Steyer bullets sized to .325, but they're a bit short in OAL, and sometimes when working the bolt "smartly", the loaded round will launch right out onto the ground. To avoid having to get a custom mold for it, I'm considering epoxying a spacer in the back of the ...
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9138
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Mark, don't worry about taking out that bolt, it only goes through a hole in the trigger group housing. Nothing rotates on it, and no springs, I just took the one out of mine, and it is VERY tight, but it's got a taper just behind the threads to help getting it back in. It might help to use some sor...
by les1234
Sun May 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project
Replies: 30
Views: 4618
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Re: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project

In picture #5, it appears to have a crack forming. That's a weak area on these stocks.
by les1234
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.
Replies: 8
Views: 1308
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Re: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.

Doesn't a .32 special use a straight sided bullet, rather than a heel base?

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